The way to discover your true potential

Discover your true potentialWhat’s the way to discover your true potential? That’s an interesting question.

Have you ever considered what your true potential might be dear reader?

Have you ever thought you might have some hidden depths about which even you cannot be sure?

Certainly there are many people who underestimate their ability or they simply allow negative thinking to stop them exploring all that they could be.

It’s easy for us to think that really we don’t have much to offer in terms of ability.

We all worry about being ‘found out’ at times. We all experience self-doubt. That’s natural but we must keep any self-doubt under control.

Negative thinking is like the weeds in your garden. If you’re not careful the weeds take over and your garden suffers. Well your mind is just like a garden.

And like a garden, you must tend it well.

Nourish your mind with learning. Be inspired by books, film, song, and inspirational videos and audio programs by the great thinkers of our time. Encourage healthy thoughts and an even healthier outlook.

Let me remind you dear reader, you really do have enormous potential.

Human beings have unlimited capacity to develop as many skills as necessary.

Unfortunately far too many people go through life with their potential untapped. And that’s really sad, wouldn’t you agree?

The world needs all the skills and ideas it can get.  You have the capacity for ideas in abundance. The world needs your full potential.

Do you need a little help to discover your full potential? If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone. There are plenty of people just like you but help is at hand.

Discover your true potential:

The late, great Jim Rohn was one of the greatest philosophical thinkers of our time. Certainly when it comes to personal development. I’ve read all his books, watched his videos and listened to his audio programs. And I still do frequently. I find his work truly inspirational.

In the following video Jim Rohn offers some words of wisdom on just how you can go about discovering you true potential in life.

This video is truly inspiring and it is well worth a few minutes of your time. In fact anything by Jim Rohn is well worth your time in my opinion.

I think Jim Rohn was one of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard. He has a homespun, folksy philosophy but don’t be fooled. His messages are simple but powerful. So listen and learn.

Jim Rohn’s simple messages resonate with people as much today as they did when he made his speeches originally.

If you only have time to listen to one motivational speaker then Jim Rohn is undoubtedly the one to whom I always turn and I recommend you do too.

Recommendations for your personal library:

As I said earlier, Jim Rohn is one of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard and he’s been a big influence on me, that’s for sure.

He’s produced many books, videos and audio programs over the years and all of them would add real value to your own personal library.

Two I can strongly recommend you add to your personal reference library are:-

Book: Seven Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn

Audio Program: The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn

I purchased both of these a couple of years ago and I still use them constantly as sources of inspiration and motivation.

The audio program is particularly useful as I listen to it whilst driving. This means I can use my travel time profitably. Why listen to the radio when you could be listening and learning whilst you drive?

Purchasing these items represents money well spent for me and I’ve found them enormously useful and I strongly recommend them to you.

Click on the links and check them out.

Even if you don’t buy them they’re certainly worth considering. Go on check them out right now whilst it’s fresh in your mind.

Should you make a purchase, you will not regret buying them, of that I’m very confident.

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How is success achieved? Could this be the secret?

How is success achievedHow is success achieved? Certainly many desire it but few really achieve it. Why is that do you think dear reader?

Could it be all about your mindset? Can your thinking have an impact on whether you succeed or not?

Well in the embedded video, Carrie Green suggests that your mindset really does matter.

Programming your mind for success:

This is an inspirational talk on the subject of success from Ms Carrie Green given at TEDxManchester.

Her underlying message is that success is never achieved by accident.

Success is in fact achieved by knowing what you want, knowing why you want it and then programming your mind to drive you towards your goal.

I’d not heard Carrie Green speak before I stumbled on this video but I must say I’m very impressed.

If you can spare a few minutes then this video is well worth a little piece of your time. I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed. Recommended.

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How to improve your life quality and enjoy what you don’t have now

How to improve your life qualityHow to improve your life quality? That’s a question we all ask ourselves when life does not quite meet our expectations.

Embarrassed by circumstances:

Have you ever been embarrassed by your limited circumstances?

All your friends were going on a night out perhaps but you couldn’t join them because you simply didn’t have the money, perhaps?

You really wanted to join them of course but wealth and financial freedom were nothing but a distant dream for you then.

Maybe you’ve not had that particular experience but something similar, possibly? The actual situation for you may have been different but your sense of embarrassment will not have been any less painful and hard to bear I’m sure.

In one of his audio programs, Jim Rohn tells a story about an event that drove him to take a very close look at his life.

Apparently a Girl Scout called at Jim’s house one day selling Girl Scout Cookies as part of an annual fund raiser. In exchange for the cookies all she asked for was just two dollars.

This was many years ago of course but even then this was not a huge sum of money.

However Jim’s problem at the time was that he didn’t even have two dollars to spare, so he was reduced to lying to the poor girl. At this point wealth was something Jim had yet to encounter.

Money does matter:

Now some people will tell you that money doesn’t matter but it does. In our world today you can no more live without money than you can live without oxygen.

Exactly how much money you need depends on your preferred lifestyle of course. If you don’t want much out of life then you’ll get by on very little money.

However most of us do want more out of life hence having at least a degree of wealth does matter.

Wealth and financial freedom:

Put simply, wealth means financial freedom.

Financial freedom in turn means you being able to do what you want whenever you want and not feeling constrained by your circumstances.

A worthy aim therefore is to decide what you want out of life and then start working towards building your own wealth.

It all starts with change:

Have you ever thought to yourself, I don’t want to live like this anymore?

Perhaps you said to yourself, I want more out of life?

You want more but the problem is you have no idea how to change your circumstances, right? It you’re in need of a little help then don’t worry dear reader, you’re not alone.

However one thing you must accept, unless you change nothing will change.

You must increase your value:

Perhaps you look at your salary each month and think how can I start building wealth when this is all the company pays?

If that’s how you think then you’ll need to change your philosophy or the way you look at things.

The salary you get maybe all the company pays you but it’s for the value of the contribution you make. There will be other people who are paid a lot more than you. They’re paid more than you quite simply because they’re considered to be more valuable than you.

I’m not suggesting that you’re not valuable. You are; as a father, a mother, a brother, a sister, a friend or even a colleague.

However my point reflects your economic value to your employer.

It’s a fact that if you’re in a low skilled job where there’s an over-supply of potential replacements for your services then you won’t earn much. That’s simply the economics of supply and demand.

However just because you’re not more valuable now doesn’t mean you couldn’t become more valuable.

You can increase your skills with a little effort on your part and you can become more valuable. Become more valuable and your income will rise.

So whilst your circumstances may be limited right now they don’t have to remain that way.

You can work on yourself; improve yourself. It’s all about self-improvement and personal development.

Success can be yours:

Success doesn’t just happen to people. No one just gets lucky.

If you asked the CEO of say Microsoft how he got to where he is, his response is unlikely to be, “Well I just showed up for work each day and they just kept promoting me.

No, he’ll have worked very hard to get to his lofty position in life. You don’t get anywhere without hard work.

However you attract success by the person you become and you can become more than you are now.

Jim Rohn suggests that profits are better than wages and he has a point.

Every rags-to-riches story I’ve ever heard always involves someone’s own business. They started their own business, worked very hard and one day they became very rich.

Build a business:

Now you’re probably thinking, I don’t have the money to start my own business and I can’t afford to give up my job on a whim.

That’s all true I’m sure but some people keep their job initially and start their own business as a part-time enterprise.

Jim Rohn himself built his success that way.

Jim began life in modest circumstances but he went on to become a millionaire and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. And in case you’re wondering, no he didn’t go to university.

It can be done; people do and you can too.

Just make up your mind to start working on yourself.

Increase your value and look for opportunities to solve problems for people. Solving problems is the basis of business. Every product should solve a problem for consumers.

The psychology of wealth:

There’s a psychology linked to the building wealth and you would be wise to understand it.

In the embedded video included here, Jim Rohn explains the psychology of wealth and provides a lot of sensible advice.

Jim was a successful man and it’s always worth listening to people who’ve achieved success. They know what they’re talking about because they’ve been there and done it.

He offers simple messages that are thought-provoking and powerful.

This video is well worth your time and I recommend it to you. Watch it now whilst you have the chance.

Recommendations for your personal library:

Personally, I think Jim Rohn is one of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard and he’s been a big influence on me, that’s for sure.

He’s produced many books, videos and audio programs over the years and all of them would add real value to your own personal library.

Two I can strongly recommend you add to your personal reference library are:-

Book: Seven Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn

Audio Program: The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn

I purchased both of these some time ago and I still use them constantly as sources of inspiration and motivation.

The audio program is particularly useful as I listen to it whilst driving. This means I can use my travel time profitably. Why listen to the radio when you could be listening and learning whilst you drive?

Purchasing these items represents money well spent for me and I’ve found them enormously useful and I strongly recommend them to you.

Click on the links and check them out.

Even if you don’t buy them they’re certainly worth considering. Go on check them out right now whilst it’s fresh in your mind.

Should you make a purchase, you will not regret buying them, of that I’m very confident.

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How to find and do work you love

How to find and do work you loveHow to find and do work you love? A great question for all you very intelligent readers to contemplate today.

Now not everyone will find the answer of course but most people frequently ask this question in my experience.

Job satisfaction:

How many people would say they get job satisfaction from their work, in percentage terms?

Apparently it’s only around 20%.

That would suggest that 80% of all people hate their jobs.

If true, I think that matters and it’s especially relevant to society if you think about it. Why?

Quite simply because it suggests that most people will not be quite as productive as they might otherwise be. Let’s face it, you can’t really be at your most productive if you’re not happy in your job.

A sense of purpose:

So dear reader, which side are you on?

Does your work place you in the 20% who enjoy job satisfaction or are you one of the 80%?

Eseentially job satisfaction comes as a result of doing work which gives us a sense of purpose.

If we have a genuine sense of purpose, we’ll have a strong desire to do our work well. And we can only do it to the best of our ability if it really matters to us.

Doing our work well matters because that’s how we make a difference.

Hence that’s how we make a contribution and leave a legacy behind us. So in that sense job satisfaction certainly matters.

Consider your work:

Does your work really matter to you?

Does it give you a sense of purpose or is it simply the means for paying your bills? Do you get out of bed each morning looking forward to the day ahead?

No job is ever perfect but, given work takes up a third of our lives, it’s essential that we enjoy what we do and derive at least some job satisfaction from it.

Maybe there’ll be some elements of a given job we dislike but mostly we should enjoy our work because that way we’re better placed to do it well.

In the inspirational TEDx Talk video embedded below, Scott Dinsmore explains how in the early part of his career he was encouraged to do any job just to build up his resumé.

However he very quickly realized that this approach was unwise and resulted in no job satisfaction.

He makes his point with an excellent quote from Warren Buffett who said, “Taking any job just to build your resumé is like putting off sex until your old age.”

Now why would that make sense?

Experience is important of course but work should not just be about building your resumé.

Work should be about adding value and making a meaningful contribution to society.

It should be about using your skills and natural talent to make a difference to the lives of others.

So if success is your aim then the work you do must matter to you.

If you find work you enjoy then job satisfaction will follow.

Put simply, if you like the work you do you’ll do it well. And if you do it well people will notice. And once people begin to notice you then you’re on your way to achieving success.

Knowledge required:

The trick is to find work that you can’t not do.

Something you’d happily do for nothing if you couldn’t find someone to pay you to do it.

That’s the basis for real job satisfaction.

All of this is more easily said than done of course.

Perhaps you’ve no idea about what matters to you in terms of work?

If you’re relatively young and new to the world of work how could you possibly know? In that case you need to start improving your basic knowledge and awareness.

Know yourself:

A good starting point for improving your knowledge is becoming a self-expert. Knowing just what you have in your arsenal.

  • What are your unique strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What fills you with enthusiasm?
  • What fills you with dread?
  • What do you love to do?
  • What do you hate doing?

If I asked someone you knew well to tell me what you’re good at what would they say?

  • For what activity do they regard you as the ‘go to’ person?
  • What do they regularly thank you for?
  • What would you do for fun if you couldn’t do it for a living?
  • On what activity can you lose yourself for hours at a time?

By answering these questions and others like them you’ll get a better idea of what you’re looking for. And let’s face it, if you don’t know what you’re looking for you’ll never find it.

Know your values:

What do you regard as your set of values? What moral framework matters to you when you’re making decisions?

What would you not do simply because you wouldn’t want to disappoint your family? What would make you feel proud if you were to tell your family that’s what you’re doing?

Anything you choose to do should be congruent with your own set of values.

Know your experiences:

The most powerful lessons in life come from the mistakes we make. The lessons we learn from our own mistakes and the things we’ve done are collectively known as experience. And experience is a valuable commodity.

Pay attention to your experience. Think about the things you’ve done right. Think about the things you’ve done wrong.

When have you felt completely in control of a situation regardless of the challenges you face?

When have you felt completely out of your depth?

Think about the things you’ve enjoyed doing. Think about those activities you really hated.

Know what matters to you:

In crude but simple language the underlying question here is, “What is it that you actually DO ‘give a shit’ about?

We tend to do stuff because other people suggest it’s what we should be doing. However it really should be about what actually matters to us.

Identify what it is that makes you come alive and makes you feel energized.

John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi famously said, “Playing the guitar is all very well John but you’ll never make a living at it.

Fortunately John didn’t listen to her and his guitar helped him to make a very lucrative living because he really enjoyed writing songs and playing music.

In fact his creative output continues to generate millions of dollars for his estate almost 40 years after his death.

John Lennon did well because he did something he enjoyed doing and he didn’t allow himself to be influenced by those who thought he should pursue a different line of work.

Confidence compounds:

By working to your strengths your confidence will grow.

Each success you have will improve your confidence. And as your confidence grows, one success will lead to another. It’s a virtuous circle.

Environment matters too:

Jim Rohn once said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend most time with.

Personally I think this is true.

The people around you really do matter.

They influence you and their attitude rubs off on you.

Human beings are social animals and we exist within groups. We also have to fit into the group otherwise we’re very quickly ostracized by other group members.

Hang around with people who inspire possibility. People who lift you up and not pull you down. Mix with people who will influence you in a positive way. Find role models from whom you can learn.

How to find and do work you love:

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing.

If you can find the work you are compelled to do then you can add real value to your fellow human beings.

Discover what you’re really meant to do and you’ll be on to a winner.

You’ll also get maximum job satisfaction.

Therefore in conclusion, if you’ve yet to find what you’re looking for then keep looking until you do.

In the meantime I recommend that you watch the video. It is though-provoking and compelling and it will be a good use of your time.

Recommended Reading:

There are plenty of good books that will help you identify your true strengths, as well as help you home-in on the work you should be doing.

In the video Scott Dinsmore suggests Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath as a good book to help you in your quest.

Certainly it is worthy of your time, it’s very useful and I have a copy of it in my own personal reference library.

However allow me to recommend another three excellent texts you might also consider. They are as follows:-

Who Do You Think You Are?: Understanding Your Motives and Maximizing Your Abilities by Nick Isbister and Martin Robinson

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore

Find what you were born for: Discover your strengths, forge your own path and live the life you want by Zoe McKey

I have all of these books in my personal library and I’ve found them all extremely useful and helpful and I use them as reference texts all the time.

You can check them out by clicking on the links.

I strongly recommend you take a closer look at them all. You won’t regret it if you do decide to buy your own copies. Check them out now whilst it’s all fresh in your mind.

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How to love your job when you hate it

How to love your job when you hate itHow to love your job when you hate it? A question I’ve been asked numerous times. My response is always the same. The best way to appreciate the job you have is to imagine your life without it.

That starts with taking a closer look at what’s good about it.

Life’s too short to hate your job:

Do you hate your job dear reader?

Do you tell everyone, at every opportunity that you hate your job?

By telling everyone you hate your job, do you imagine they’ll be impressed?

Maybe you think, by doing this, your fellow workers will regard you as someone who’s unafraid to speak their mind?

Perhaps you think that in the eyes of your fellow workers this approach will make you look good, right?

Hold that thought and then consider this question. How do you feel about working with someone else who’s always moaning about how unhappy they are in their job? Do you admire that person? My guess is that you’ll respond in the negative?

Everyone hates a moaner:

If you imagined that moaning about how unhappy you are is the best way to get people on your side then seriously you need to think again. Everyone hates a moaner, whatever indications you’ve heard to the contrary. Let me tell you this, no one’s impressed.

Your colleagues may not actually say so but they’ll find your negativity irritating at the very least. In fact it’s probably driving them all nuts.

Life’s short and it’s hard enough for most people. So having some moaning Minnie constantly bringing them down just makes life harder.

Constant negativity is just a pain in the ass for most people.

Imagine your life without your job:

If your current mindset means you hate you job right now then the first thing to do is start changing that mindset. Start by looking at your job in a different way. How?

Well imagine your life without your current job? What would that be like? Think about that question carefully and be honest with yourself.

Without your job you’d have nothing to do; no reason to get out of bed; nowhere to go; no sense of purpose; nothing to challenge you; no money; and you’d be without the camaraderie of your fellow workers. You’d probably feel lonely and lack any real social life too.

How would that make you feel?

Would you feel better about yourself without those things?

I’m sure if your honest with yourself you’d realise that work gives us far more than we realise. I don’t think you’d really be happy without all those things mentioned above.

So the best way to begin appreciating your job is to imagine your life without it.

No job is perfect:

Most jobs come with an element of frustration and a spoonful of tedium. That’s life.

No job is perfect but no job is all bad either.

It’s just a matter of how you choose to look at things.

If you focus on the bad things then everything will seem bad. However if you focus on the good bits then your job can begin to look very different and you’ll start to feel more positive about your work.

The fact is we all need to do something with our time, surely?

Even millionaires need to have something to fill their time.

There are only so many holidays you can take and so much shopping you can do.

Eventually everyone needs a sense of purpose and we all want to feel that we’re making a contribution to the world around us.

Life’s a short movie:

Life’s far too short to be unhappy.

So if you hate your job then you have two choices:-

  1. You find another job; or
  2. You start looking differently at your current job.

And before you start searching the vacancy columns or the job websites, think carefully about what you might be throwing away, should you leave your current job.

Moving to another job doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be any happier.

Neither will it guarantee that you’ll find the perfect job for you.

So it’s worth thinking seriously about your current job first. At least it’s the devil you know.

Can you begin to look at your current job differently? Perhaps you need a little help?

I really hate my job:

Here’s a great motivational speech from the one and only Zig Ziglar that you might find very useful.

It’s full of great advice and well worth a few minutes of your time.

If you don’t like your job right now then you really should watch it.

Even if you do like your job, watch it anyway. I found it truly inspirational. So take a look at it now.

Further Listening:

I’m a huge fan of Zig Ziglar but I recognise that he had an evangelical presentation style that’s not to everyone’s taste.

However if you can get beyond that presentation style then his words are inspirational and informative.

I particularly like his audiobooks which I listen to constantly when I’m driving.

One audiobook I can recommend is:-

The Born to Win Seminar

Listen to this and I promise you it will help you discover your untapped greatness and guide you towards greater success in life.

I bought my own copy of this audio program for my own personal library and it was well worth the price. I’ve listen to it over and over again and I always find something new in his words.

You can check this audio program if you just CLICK HERE.

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How to spot a liar in any situation

How to spot a liarIntroduction:

Liar, Liar pants on fire” as the old saying goes but how to spot a liar in any situation? If only it was so easy to spot a liar, simply by looking at whether his or her pants were actually on fire.

Unfortunately that’s not really the way life works is it?

And handy as it might be to carry around a lie detector at all times, well that wouldn’t be very practical either, would it? Well, not a lie detector of the physical variety anyway.

So what’s the next best thing?

The next best thing would be if we could become our own lie detector, surely?

However, would that be possible?

The answer is yes. With a little effort it’s possible to develop the skills to spot a liar. You just need to think about the signs.

Become a lie detector:

Now this is really important because we live in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with fake news, weasel words, half-truths, untruths and outright lies.

Politicians are definitely the worst culprits but just about everyone in life tells the occasional lie when they feel it’s necessary.

That’s human nature, of course. Which means it’s essential we learn the skills that will allow us to judge whether what we are being told is the truth or a lie at any given time.

How to spot a liar:

So how do you spot a liar?

Essentially it’s all about looking for clues.

Those little signs that will reveal whether what we’re being told is likely to be true or not. A lie detector looks for clues and we can too.

In the TED Talk video embedded here, Pamela Meyer offers her observations on the signs or clues to watch out for to see if someone is lying to you.

I must say that I found this video both useful and interesting and it’s definitely worth a few moments of your time.

The ability to spot lies is a powerful skill which everyone can develop.

You really can become your own lie detector and it’s worth the effort.

If you can only work on developing one skill then liespotting would be a good one I think.

Recommended books:

If the video whetted your appetite for developing your lie detector skills then you might consider adding some books to your personal reference library.

A good start would be Pamela Meyer’s own book Liespotting.

However there are a couple more I can recommend too. My Top 3 are:-

Liespotting by Pamela Meyer

How To Spot A Liar: Why People Don’t Tell the Truthand How You Can Catch Them by Gregory Hartley

How To Spot A Liar: 100 Techniques To Detect Lies Like A Pro by W, Kenn

Click on the links and have a look at them.

You’ll not lose anything just by checking them out. So do it now whilst it’s fresh in your mind.

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What’s the real cost of television? You’ll be surprised by the answer

Real cost of televisionHave you ever considered what the real cost of television is and the effect it has on your life?

When you’ve worked hard all day, I’m sure you find it so easy when you arrive home in the evening, to have a bite to eat and then relax in front of the television? You just passively watch whatever’s on offer because it’s your time now, right?

If you’ve worked hard all day you deserve a rest, surely?

Anyway you’ve got a nice television and it cost you a lot of money, right?

So you want to make the most of it, don’t you?

If you’ve spent all that money, why would you want to waste such a fine piece of technology by not using it? Surely that’s a reasonable argument?

Well it’s an argument of course but have you ever given serious thought to the real cost of that television to you? How much do you think it really costs?

Now I’m not referring to the purchase price tag in the store when you made your purchase, though even that’s not insignificant.

I’m actually referring to the opportunity cost of the time wasted passively watching television. Never forget, time is money. And time wasted watching television could have been used doing something that would have been far more profitable, in the longer-term at least.

Deep down I’m suspect, in your heart, you know that dear reader, don’t you? Nevertheless, knowing and acting on the knowledge you possess are two different things.

real cost of televisionHow often do you hear people say things like, I’d love to earn more money; I’d love to have a better job; I’d love to learn another language; or I’d love to learn to play the piano; and so on. Then you’ll hear them say, if only I had the time.

Do you recognise yourself there dear reader?

The simple fact is when it comes to time, we all have exactly the same amount, 168 hours each week. It all comes down to how you choose to use and prioritize your time.

Successful people recognise that time is their most precious resource and they use it wisely.

People who succeed have a genuine sense of purpose and they’re very focused on their goals. They know what they want and they have a plan as to how they’ll get it.

Do you have a genuine sense of purpose dear reader?

Have you got a clear idea on where you’re going?

Do you know what it is you want out of life?

Perhaps life is something that’s just happening to you and you’re just going with the flow? That’s an acceptable strategy if you’re willing to accept whatever life dictates.

However you must ask yourself, are you really happy with your life and the share of life’s pie you’ve been given so far or do you want more?

Well let me tell you this dear reader. For things to improve, you must first learn to use your time wisely. Remember; time is more important than money because you can always get more money but you can’t get more time.

Secondly, you need a clear sense of direction and your own plan for how you’ll get to where you want to go. Without direction and a plan, you’ll be destined to be used as part of someone else’s plan. However that’ll only be for as long as you can serve some useful purpose to them.

Once you no longer serve any purpose to them you’ll cease to be part of their plan. And then you’ll be scratching around looking for another way to earn a living. The world is an unforgiving place, that’s for sure.

Work is just doing stuff for other people in exchange for money.

However we don’t just get paid for the hour. Our pay is dictated by the value we put into that hour.

The more value we can add the more we’ll earn.

And to add more value we must be increasing our knowledge and skills constantly. We reap what we sow. If we fail to reap, we cannot sow. And how can you reap if you spend your life passively watching television. Time wasted cannot be recovered.

In my experience we get out of life exactly what we put in. The more we put in the more we’ll get out.

The obvious question is, how can you get more out of life?

If you’re happy to go through life passively watching television but struggling to make a decent living then that’s fine, if that’s what you want. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Waste as much of your time as you like.

However if you want more than that then it’s time to start designing the life you want and avoiding time-wasters like television.

It’s time to decide where you’re going; what you want out of life; and it’s time to develop a your own plan for success. And above all, it’s time to stop wasting your time.

You can be a winner. Anybody can. It does require some effort of your part and a clear sense of direction though. That’s a given.

A great source of inspiration:

However if you’re going to be a winner, in addition to using your time wisely, you’ll also need a constant source of inspiration to keep you motivated.

One of my greatest sources of inspiration is the late, great, business philosopher Jim Rohn. You’ll find plenty of videos featuring the Jim Rohn on YouTube.

However you might also consider buying one of Jim Rohn’s audio recordings to listen to in your car or on your smartphone or iPad.

One Jim Rohn audio recording that I can highly recommend is The Art of Exceptional Living.

I bought my own copy of this audio recording a couple of years ago but I still listen to it when I’m driving and each time I listen I get something new out of it.

This audio recording really is an exceptional source of inspiration in my opinion.

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How will your life be measured? Here’s what matters most

How will your life be measured

How will your life be measured? A philosophical question perhaps but an interesting one nevertheless.

Some time ago, I attended the funeral of someone whom I’d known quite well professionally but not at all socially. Someone I liked and respected but I wouldn’t claim to have known them well. Nevertheless funerals are a time to reflect on someone’s life. A time to consider the impact they’ve had on other people throughout their lives.

The funeral service was held at a large, traditional church in London and it was absolutely crowded.

Listening to the eulogy and associated readings I began to appreciate just how much my late colleague had meant to so many people. It’s fair to say that she meant a lot to people. The lives of so many people had clearly been blessed by her presence in them.

This experience really made me think.

So in life, what really matters most?

As human beings we’re all driven to achieve and leave our mark on life before we pass on.

However we do tend to measure our impact on life in terms of careers and money. With those things it’s fairly easy to keep score, wouldn’t you agree dear reader?

Obviously careers provide tangible evidence of achievement, or so it seems.

So climbing the greasy pole and increasing our wealth tend to be the measures we use when we consider the idea of success. Nevertheless as I sat listening that day I had to ask myself, are these things the most appropriate measure of the lives we lead?

Anything we do that only has a long-term payoff we tend not to measure because there’s no immediate evidence of achievement. We can’t see the immediate impact of the small things we do, so we don’t believe they matter much.

However I realised that day that they do matter. In fact they matter a great deal.

It’s all in the little things we do:

A random act of kindness might not mean much to us but to the recipient of our action it could mean the world. It could have had a profound effect on that individual. And it might prove to be a life-changing experience for that person.

So, how will any of us be remembered?

When our lives have passed, how will they talk about us at our funerals?

People won’t talk about the size of our house or our car but they will talk about how we made them feel. They won’t talk about the importance of our jobs but they will mention how we helped them at a difficult time in their lives.

Perhaps they’ll talk about how we mentored them and how they’re a better person because of the impact we had on their lives. Maybe they’ll say they enjoyed our company and they’ll talk about how they looked forward to seeing us whenever we were around. Perhaps they’ll just mention how we made them smile.

When you think about it, why would we want to be remembered in any other way?

Material possessions are meaningless:

Let’s face it material possessions are meaningless. Equally successful careers are as much a reflection of good fortune as they are of anything we actually did to justify them.

That’s not the case when it comes to the impact we have on the lives of others.

The help we give; the kindness we show; that’s all down to us and our own actions day-to-day.

So how many people we’ve helped seems to me like a much better measure of success than the size of the car we drive or the size of the house in which we live.

Real success in life comes down to the difference we make. How we’ve touched the lives of other people.

Certainly that’s how I think we’ll be remembered by those who knew us, however much we’re focused on careers, money and material possessions.

How great would it be to be remembered fondly and with respect by all who crossed our paths during our lives?

How will your life be measured?

I remembered my thoughts that day at the funeral when I stumbled upon this video of a presentation given by Clay Christensen at TEDxBoston.

It offers a great perspective on how your life will be measured.

I recommend you watch this video as it’s well worth a little bit of your time.

And after you’ve watched it, I would suggest you reflect on this question, “Should the measure of our lives be just about money and achievement or should it be more about the lives we’ve touched and the people whose lives are better for us having been in them?”

How do you want to be remembered dear reader?

For me life’s measure should be in terms of how I’ve touched the lives of other people and not money, career and the size of my house.

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How to love the life you live

How to love the life you lifeDo you love the life you live? Do you enjoy your work? Life should never be just about work but it’s a big part of our lives, so it does have an effect on how we feel about ourselves.

Do you get up each morning feeling inspired by what you’ll be doing during the day ahead?

A good question to ask yourself is the one Steve Jobs asks in the video below, “If you knew that today was the last day of your life would you still be happy doing what you have to do today?”

Knowing we will die one day reminds us that our time is precious and we should use it wisely.

Life is short and none of us know when our final moment will arrive. So we must follow our heart and focus our energy on work that matters to you.

If your work matters to you then you’ll do it well. And if you do it well you’ll make a difference. Make a difference and you’ll leave a legacy. Do this and you’ll love the life you live.

How to love the life you lifeAll of this is easier said than done of course. Many people experience a life without any real sense of satisfaction. Far too many people experience a lifetime of disappointment and regret. And too many people don’t love the life they live.

However it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to accept a less than satisfactory life.

If you’re life is unsatisfactory then you need to change.

A good place to start is by listening to the inspiring observations from the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, contained in the video ‘If today were the last day of my life’ included below. His words are thought-provoking and powerful. I found this video truly inspirational and I recommend it to you.

How to love the life you live:

Between now and dead would you be happy to continue with the life you have right now?

No?

Then you must change and keep changing until you love the life you live.

Never accept second best because life is far too short.

Remember: Whilst you have to make a living, you also have to make a life too. Have no regrets, start making the life you want to live as quickly as possible. It’s later than you think.

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How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes

How to know your life purposeHow to know your life purpose in 5 minutes? Now there’s an interesting question. If you ask yourself five simple questions, you can identify your purpose and with that knowledge you can succeed.

If you speak with successful people they’ll usually have a strong sense of their life purpose.

However most people in life don’t know anything about their life purpose at all.

Far too many people in this world are unhappy with their lives because for whatever reason they feel they haven’t made the best use of their natural talent.

Too many people that I meet in their 40s and 50s seem to feel their lives have been mostly wasted so far.

Now I’m not referring to complete losers here.

I’m talking about people who actually appear to have what we all crave, i.e. an affluent lifestyle and well-paid jobs.

However, just because they’ve made some money doesn’t mean they feel they’ve made the best of their lives.

Money’s important to life of course but having a sense of purpose and a feeling that we’re making a difference to other people is also very important if we want to be happy with our lives. And surely we all want to be happy?

Do you know life purpose dear reader? Would you say you’re happy with your life?

I believe strongly that we’ve all put on this earth for a reason.

We all have our part to play and we all have a unique contribution to make.

Certainly we all have a unique set of talents.

So surely if we know what we have to offer we’re closer to knowing our life purpose?

If what we do is congruent with our life purpose then we can make a real difference to the world around us and to other people too.

How to know your life purpose:

The question is, where to start?

Well, if you have absolutely no idea of what your life purpose is then a little self-analysis is a good place to start. However what questions should you be asking yourself?

In the video below from TEDx Talks Adam Leipzig, he offers some inspired thinking on how to find your life purpose.

In the video Adam suggests some simple questions to ask yourself that will quickly lead you to a sense of what your life purpose should be.

I found this video inspirational and really useful and I recommend it to you.

Recommended Reading:

Finally, as Adam Leipzig suggests in the video, Amazon offers an enormous range of books on this subject.

Hopefully the video will have helped you without the need for further reading.

However maybe you feel the need to explore the topic further? Perhaps you might like to purchase some books on the subject to add to your personal reference library?

If so, then here are three books you might consider. Just click on the links to check them out.

Find Your Purpose: How to Stop Feeling Lost, Rediscover Yourself, and Live a Meaningful Life by Hung Pham

Life Purpose: How To Find Your Reason For Living by Claire H Perkins

How to Find Your Purpose of Life at Any Age: As I Found Mine at 47 by Meredith Sascha Abercrombie

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